Riverfront Times restaurant critic/reviewer has a look at the much improved Art Museum restaurant, Panorama. When it first opened after a renovation a year ago or so, most critics absolutely hated the food as did the average museum goer. So everything was changed including the head chef. Now food reviewers are raving.
I rather enjoy reading about food and in this article Cheryl Baehr does that profession proud, the descriptions go way beyond the average found in many restaurant stories. But, what makes me like food stories the most is the over the top way some dishes are described.
"The most important change is that Panorama figured out what museum-goers want to eat after a long afternoon browsing the galleries -- well-executed café fare. A prime example is the Brie and apricot appetizer, wrapped in flaky puff pastry and baked, then dressed up with a Chambord-and-raspberry gastrique for a quintessential "ladies who lunch" appetizer."
Wowser. The problem is, this description kind of leaves me feeling as though I might be uncomfortable at Panorama. I'm not a "lady who lunches" and especially wouldn't be lunching in the late afternoon with an appetizer dressed up with a gastrique.
This is not to say I'm against this sort of thing, I really enjoyed reading the review, it was a top notch food review. Great writing.